Do you love riding in the blazing heat? Me neither. If races were only held in cool temperatures, avoiding the heat when training would be a simple enough proposition: only ride in the morning. But cycling doesn’t work that way. Inevitably it’s going to be hot, and you’re going to race.
In today’s athlete profile we sit down with Data Driven Athlete Carol Stauffer to discuss Dirty Kanza, The Wizard of Oz, and getting back on the bike after a bad crash.
About 6 weeks ago I got caught in a bad crash on a group ride and sustained a concussion. While getting my bell rung doesn’t make me an expert on concussions, I’ve learned a few things that might be helpful in the event you’re ever in a similar spot. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Mindfulness meditation has always kind of wigged me out. The act of meditating seemed more like a method to cede control of my mind rather than a reliable strategy to strengthen it.
How exactly do you race better? Coach Sam Bassetti and myself have put together this flow chart to highlight a few nuggets that might just get you over the hump and in the win column in your next race.